It would be nice to allow an export of the information for all the books in my library to a CSV file, or something similar, to allow uploading on book cataloguing sites like LibraryThing and GoodReads. The information like title, author, publisher, page numbers, size of book, ISBN, etc is all available on each books product information page. Doing it book by book can take a while, so having an export option would be very nice.
I have a lot (300+) books on my NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight
I want to read series in the correct order but the titles do not always include what number the book is in the series.
Romance books need to be ordered by Author and series by author.
WHEN will this be added? It is REALLY annoying to have to keep going back to my library on the web to figure out which book to read next in the series!!!!
Now that BN has updated the Nook HD and HD+ to feature the Google Play Store, I believe a Nook Simple Touch update is necessary if BN wants to compete with Amazon and Apple.
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite has a web browser already. The Nook could be much better if it had:
- A web browser
- A email application
- A news reader (RSS possibly)
These few features are not complicated, and they do not require a lot of processing power. I am not asking for the Nook to play Angry Birds, I would just like it to allow me to read more than books. Email, news, and the web would be fantastic.
I already know about the hidden NST Google login browser, so I know that a real browser would work well on the Nook! As a loyal Nook user for over 3 years, I would be very happy to see updates to the E-ink side of the Nook product line!
I would love to buy the HAD nook. How ever one of the most basic needs for the bookshelf is missing,
When I set up my book shelf , I would think being able to arrange my book series in proper order
of the series would be possible to do. I was surprised that its not possible the books just scramble
in the shelf and I can arrange them in the order they should be in. I wont buy another nook as much as I like them until this oversight is fixed,
Much of the Barnes & Noble customer base is on its Nooks. B&N would really benefit and earn profits if they offered coupons for Nook Books, as an incentive for people to purchase more Nook products. Also, it would make Nook customers happy.
I would encourage BN to adopt a single charging cord and connector across their model range.
If there was a single method, I realize it would be over engineered for e ink devices, there are a number of advantages for customers and I believe BN.
BN would likely find add on products like charging stations would be more available. Hopefully the simplified stocking costs and additional accessory sales would offset the cost of a using a single cord and connector solution.
One of the largest complaints I hear about NOOK devices is the requirement to have a Credit Card on the account. While I personally feel that there is a completely valid reason for the requirement (the Social DRM that BN employs is easily the most permissive and flexible of the major DRM choices available today), I understand the hesitance of some people to storing their personal billing information online.
An easy way to make customers happy would be to simply allow, as a customer choice, the ability to encode books with either the BN Social DRM or the more standard ADEPT DRM. By default the devices can still prompt for Credit Card information upon registration and the BN Social DRM can still be the go-to DRM model, but an option in the account management section of BN.com would allow a customer to change their DRM style. Thus both the customers and BN are happy - for the vast majority of accounts BN is still capturing the billing information and making impulse shopping easy, but for those who are reticent of the system there is a second option to make them happy.
This would also have a number of tangential side effects that would be a boon to the system. For example, an account using ADEPT would not require a Credit Card to be listed on the account but could still make purchases via Gift Card, making it the perfect account for parents who want to buy an eReader for their child but don't want them to purchase in excess of a certain amount. Likewise, it also makes a great system for people who have chosen not to use Credit and Debit cards and thus wouldn't have access to the NOOK ecosystem.
While there may be some additional costs to roll out the system (the so-called "Adobe Tax" to license the ADEPT encoding system in particular), I believe in the long run it would be a popular option that expands the reach of the NOOK business into markets that it is currently underserving.
*I tried submitting this feedback at the store level but my manager got a bit confused by all the technobabble, so I'm forced to make you do the hard work Alex. Apologies. *
Amazon offers Whispersync for Apps, which basically allows users to resume their progress on apps across different Kindle devices. It's really exciting to get a new Nook, but that means you have to start over on all of the apps. I have a Nook Color and would like to get the next Nook tablet model as soon as it comes out (hopefully this fall). I have lots of apps that I've made lots of progress on and I would really appreciate it if Barnes & Noble could somehow release an update to all Nook devices that support apps to that they can transfer progress on apps. This feature would attract a lot of new customers.
On a future Nook HD model, I think Barnes & Noble should install dual-stereo speakers of high quality. The current speakers create a miniscule sound compared to the Apple and Amazon dual-stero speakers, it's pitiful.
Leading developers like Amazon Kindle are currently developing a prototype color-e ink device with Glowlight. I think that the reading experience would be GREATLY enhanced with color. Also, the color could help increase the feasability of a simple web browser on any future Nook Simple Touches.
Also, I think in the future, an e-ink tablet would be really cool. You could play apps on a screen with no glare. This is probably years ahead, but it's definitely something to consider to compete with Apple and Amazon.
I think that Barnes & Noble should really implement a voice control system of future Nook tablets. Apple has a really advanced voice control system that we recognize as Siri. I mean, the Barnes & Noble voice control doesn't have to be so complicated (like "when is the next NBA game?"), it should just be simple commands like "play Adele music" or "sync library" or "open angry birds" or "go back to what I was reading."
These features would really make the Nook tablet experience more enjoyable and convenient.
It would be nice to have a list of all the books I have a bookmark set in, and jump straight to the last bookmarked page from that list.
The Library page could have a Bookmarks category in the drop down list. This could simply list all books with a bookmark, and selecting a book would take you to the last bookmarked page.
This would really help me keep track when I'm reading several books. It would be much simpler than managing the books in a shelf.
Will you be updating the featured favorite in the Nook store section called "picked just for you?" Far From Heaven has been up there for a while and it would be nice to see other suggestions.
Wouldn't it make sense to add a Barnes & Noble catalog to the NOOK Shop. A catalog could highlight products from the website and stores. Also I would like to see a wider range of catalogs such as IKEA, Sky Mall, Tiger Direct, or Micro Center.
I've had a couple of ideas that would make the nook HD even more of a joy than it is to use now, I love the library setup that we have and the nook cloud is a neat system but it would be better if we also had the option to archive our books from the library. Even with the option to go online it would be more useful to archive and have our lists be smaller, another fun thing would be to have our wishlists from the online store be in the shop app on the nook. I would like to see the archiving idea show up in the next update.